Mama June: From Not to Hot star Joanne “Doe Doe” Shannon sheds some light on the family cycle that keeps repeating itself. Mama June Shannon’s struggle with men and drugs may be a result of the poor choices June’s mother made during her childhood.
Now, she explains what it was like for them growing up and how it may be the reason June is the way she is on the WEtv reality show.
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On Mama June: From Not to Hot, Dr Ish came to visit the family and get to the root of Alana Thompson’s actions. During the visit he explained that if a mother had a tough time at a certain age of adolescence there’s a good chance her daughter will experience a hard time at the same age. So, that may be why Alana is acting out lately.
Then, he hit home with Doe Doe when he asked how June’s relationship was with her mother. She said she raised June most of her life because their mother went from man to man. She was only 16 when she had to take on the role of mother for June. Of course, she did her best to keep June away from their mom’s behavior to show her that’s not the way to be. However, it seems to have come full circle on Mama June: From Not to Hot.
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Doe Doe provided insight that suggests June’s problems stem from her childhood. She got emotional because it’s hard for her to watch Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon go through what she went through. Pumpkin’s raising Alana on Mama June: From Not to Hot like she raised June. And, Alana is in the same position with her mother as she was with her mother years ago. She said even though it was difficult she didn’t have a choice.
She didn’t want to repeat the cycle. Sadly, despite her sisters’ efforts, June has made some of the same mistakes her mother did. Even before this recent crisis with Geno Doak, her pattern with men is similar to that of her mother’s. Remember, each of her four daughters have different fathers. So, her childhood may be the reason she can’t form healthy relationships with men. And, why she chooses to rely on drugs to cope.
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Dr Ish believes Alana’s viral video was her cry for help. So, he wanted to hear from Alana how she was feeling and what possessed her to make that video. And, the family was careful to give her the space to answer. The fact that Mama skipped out on rehab hit Alana hard. And, that is probably why she made that video.
Pumpkin and Doe Doe Shannon desperately want to be sure Alana doesn’t follow in her mom’s footsteps. So, they are doing everything possible to nip this in the bud now. Pumpkin has a lot of support and she and her family desperately want to break the vicious cycle.
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